A Bucks town centre lost some of its plants after thieves targeted the communal planters.

Several planters were vandalised or stolen in Chesham town centre some time between Monday and Tuesday.

Chesham Town councillor Mohammad Fayyaz broke the news to residents on OurChesham Facebook group that plants were stolen from Market Square and the library.

He said: “The plants are bought with money that we've fundraised - which has been really difficult over recent years thanks to the pandemic, and planted by residents who give up their time to make the town a better place.

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“We know that it's a tiny minority of people who are spoiling what the rest of us enjoy. We'd really appreciate your help in keeping an eye on our plantings around town and letting us know if you see anything suspicious." 

The planters were put up by Chesham in Bloom and its volunteers.

Thames Valley Police confirmed they had received a report on June 22 in relation to plants that “had been damaged and stolen.”

A spokesperson said: “If anyone has any information they can contact police by calling 101 or making a report online quoting reference 43220273235.”